Sam Tchakalian

American, born China (Shanghai, China, 1929 - 2004, San Francisco, California)


painting | oil on canvas
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    Sam Tchakalian, Cartoon, 1975; oil on canvas, 48 in. x 240 in. (121.92 cm x 609.6 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Gift of John B. and Jane K. Stuppin; © Estate of Sam Tchakalian

48 in. x 240 in. (121.92 cm x 609.6 cm)
Acquired 1981
Collection SFMOMA
Gift of John B. and Jane K. Stuppin
© Estate of Sam Tchakalian


abstract, gray, rectangles

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